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Pre-School & Nursery





Saplings, is our pre-school for 2 and 3 year olds. It is situated at the front of the school in well resourced, purpose built building with outside provision.  Children can start from the term after their second birthday.


Some two year olds may qualify for funded places.  Please contact the school if you would like to find out more about this.  All children qualify for a free 15 hour place, the term after their third birthday. Some of these parents may qualify for 30 hours.


 If you would like to visit Saplings please contact the school to arrange a tour.


For more information about our Admissions policy, please see our Admissions page.





Most children will join a Nursery class in the September of the year before they start at school in Reception.   All children qualify for a free, 15 hour place and families where both parents are working may qualify for 30 hours (see below). At Martins Wood we offer  teacher led 15 and 30 hour places.


The nursery at Martins Wood School has enjoyed a strong reputation for many years. It is a well-equipped, purpose built unit which has an enclosed outdoor space and access to a larger play space which is shared with reception aged children.


Parents may obtain an application form directly from the school or via the link below.  We will allocate places as we receive applications and add names to a reserve list if all places are taken.


For more information about our Admissions policy, please see our Admissions page.



30 Hours Options


All children will receive 15 hours of free Nursery education from the term after their third birthday.  Some families may qualify to receive up to 30 hours free early years provision per week. At Martins Wood we offer both 15 and 30 hours places. 


Our typical options are:


  • Option A- 15 hours morning only session.
  • Option B- 15 hours afternoon only session.
  • Option C- 30 hours all day session

Option C will be 9am to 3.30pm each day, including lunch club (parents need to provide a packed lunch). This is six and a half hours each day which means that funding runs out at lunchtime on Friday.


Nursery children can also access Treetops (our popular before and after school club), as a paid for additional option, once they are 4.


If you are not eligible for 30 hours free, additional hours can be purchased. Speak to the office for more information.


You can check your eligibility for free childcare and find out more through the following links: (eligibility codes available here)  or  where you will also find details of another scheme which may benefit working parents whose children are not yet three. The school is also registered for this scheme which could mean that working families get a tax break on Saplings and other child care fees.

Martins Wood Primary School is part of Ivy Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 10874173. The registered office is at Ivy Cottage, Rosemary Avenue, Enfield, EN2 0SP